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Quick Math Facts on Rockwood School District Tax History. UPDATE: RDS Servers Bouncing?

One of the candidates running for the state House of Representatives in District 110 has been on the Rockwood School Board since 2011. In a campaign mailer, this candidate claims he’s cut taxes in the district. Is that true? Well, it’s true that the property tax rate in Rockwood has been reduced twice during his tenure. But that’s not even close to the whole picture. Since the 2010-2011 school year, when this candidate joined the board, Rockwood has raised taxes 5 times. Read more →

Rockwood School District Wants More Money But State Audit Found It Mismanages The Money It Has

Were Rockwood School District to shut down, the entire bond-issue-campaign-financing industry would slump into depression. [caption id=“attachment_12113” align=“alignright” width=“284”] Rockwood School District wants another $38 million bond issue on the heals of scathing audit of its financial management practices.I’ve lived in this district since 1996, and I honestly don’t remember an April in which the board wasn’t asking for more money to carpet the football fields or remodel 12-year-old theatres or build an observatory or whatever. Read more →